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TRAGIC Don Cornelius Found Dead

Don Cornelius Found Dead

Don Cornelius, the creator of television’s Soul Train, was found dead Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide, police said. Police discovered his body around 4 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the head, which they believe was self-inflicted. He was 75. Cornelius hosted Soul Train from when it debuted in 1971 until 1993; the show ceased running in 2006. During Cornelius’s divorce proceedings in 2009, he told a judge he was suffering from significant health issues and wanted to “finalize this divorce before I die.”

February 1, 2012 10:38 AM